[quote=“derek1978”]My fiancee is convinced that dryers ruin your clothes. Even when she came to the US, while at my home, she refused to allow me to put her clothes in the dryer. She insisted on hanging them from the balcony…creature of habit I guess.
What I fear about hanging clothes from her balcony is losing my clothes. Her apartment is way up high in her building. Looking down from her balcony I counted 5 indivicual lonely socks on the top of the other balconies below.[/quote]
In the long-term, your fiancee is correct. I stopped using a dryer years ago. My clothes now last much longer. The heat really does wear the clothes out faster.
In my experience, the top-loaders with no agitator post do a crap job. Some of the newer ones are designed to agitate a bit better, but I think they still suck. They also seem to put a good bit of wear on clothes by twisting them up so much. I’ve got the kind of top-loader that actually works the same way as a front loader. You just spin the barrel around to find the door and load it up. I don’t think I’d bother with a Taiwanese or American top-loader ever again.